Sony announced the official title for the upcoming reboot of the "Spider-Man" movie franchise today. The film will be titled "The Amazing Spider-Man," and will hit theaters July 3, 2012.
Along with revealing the official title for the film, Sony provided a brand new image of lead actor Andrew Garfield in costume as Spider-Man. The press release announcing the title also directed fans to the project's new website: www.theamazingspiderman-movie.com.
Fans of Spidey's comic book adventures will certainly recognize that the film takes its name from the long-running Spider-Man comic book series, which saw issue #654 hit shelves last week. You can check out the new image of Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man below, as well as the full text of the press release announcing "The Amazing Spider-Man" title.
Official press release text:
“THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN™” TO BE RELEASED JULY 3, 2012
CULVER CITY, Calif., February 14, 2011 – Columbia Pictures announced today that the title of the next Spider-Man film will be The Amazing Spider-Man.
The studio simultaneously released a photo of Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man, the first shot of Garfield in the famous full mask and suit.
The film, which is now in production and is being shot entirely in 3D, will be released on July 3, 2012. The film stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Campbell Scott, Irrfan Khan, Martin Sheen, and Sally Field. The film is directed by Marc Webb from a screenplay by James Vanderbilt and Alvin Sargent and Steve Kloves based on the Marvel Comic Book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. Laura Ziskin, Avi Arad, and Matt Tolmach are producing the Marvel Entertainment production for Columbia Pictures. The executive producers are Stan Lee, Kevin Feige, and Michael Grillo. The film’s official website is http://www.TheAmazingSpiderMan-movie.com.
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